Friday, September 2, 2016


We are so, SO excited to announce that our brand new, never-before-seen products launched this week!!! 
Hats, new aprons, smocks and jewelry--these new items have been lovingly designed by our incredible, talented artisans Lao Yan, Xie Dong Fang, and Deng Jia. We are thrilled to get to share them with you today!
They are selling now, so get them while they're fresh!

Art Smocks - $20.00
We are thrilled to be offering children’s Art Smocks for both boys and girls! Our boys smock sports a black background with a variety of Chinese symbols in tan and dragons in brown with a deep purple trim. Our girls smock has a deep red back ground with a print of blue, bold and green fans accented with flowers, stars and moons and trimmed in royal blue. A large front pocket is a great place to carry paint brushes and crayons! These aprons open in the back with a tie at the collar. For young artists of all ages, both boys and girls smocks come in large and small. Deng did a fantastic job hand-sewing these! Please check out all of the photos and see how adorable these art smocks are!

Hair Ties - $6.00
Lao Yan, our wire artist, has created these intricate butterfly and flower hair ties. These are not only beautiful and sturdy, but they are one-of -a-kind works of art! Each design comes in either silver or gold. They are tightly secured to a black elastic ponytail holder. 50% reduction in shipping cost will be offered on single stand-alone orders of one hair tie only. 

Lao Yan created stunning wire heart pendants to be worn as necklaces. They are delicately crafted and represent beauty in life and faith through the Chinese symbols. Each pendant comes on a black nylon necklace with a silver clasp. We offer 8 different pendants: 1. Grace  2. Hope  3. Love  4. Joy   5. Family (Home)  6. Blessing  7. Faith  8. Peace (Gate)  These numbers coordinate with those in the photo. 

This bold and lively girls apron is so bright and vivid it’s sure to be a favorite! Vibrant tones of pink, orange and purple accented with black and white – is exciting and colorful and speaks FUN! Trimmed in deep purple and sporting a pocket on the front, this apron is offered in both a girls small and a large size, as well as one to fit an 18” doll! Order both together and save $5.00! 

This apron is truly unique! In an array of gold, turquoise, black, pastel pink and red, this color combination is sure to please! The material has a satin feel and is light and airy. Accented with a turquoise collar, waist tie and pocket, this apron also has it’s top and pocket button in the same apron material; it’s darling! 

We adore the red Chinese print and black trim that Deng used for this little girls apron! Scattered over the deep red background is a dainty print of lotus flowers in soft pink, gold, green and white. You’ll also find small gold Chinese symbols cross the print. We think that you’re daughter will love it! This apron not only comes in large and small size to accommodate various ages, we also offer a matching apron in a dolls size because we know how much little girls love to dress their dolls to match themselves! Order both girl & doll sizes together and save! 

With this stunning apron, it will be Springtime in your kitchen year round! Beautiful vibrant colors on a white background with royal blue button collar and waist ties as well as a royal blue pocket, it’s sure to brighten every cooking experience! Made of soft cotton material with a matching top button. Beautifully hand-sewn by our seamstress, Deng.

The tiger, not the lion, is the king of beasts in China, and like so many other creatures, it has great symbolic meaning there. It stands for strength and courage, and has been placed outside tombs and houses to keep evil spirits away. So when Chinese children, and especially males, are born their mothers and grandmothers make them hats in the form of tigers, complete with whiskers and bulgy eyes with bushy eyebrows and big round ears in which, often, perch tiny representations that also have symbolic meanings. Rabbits mean longevity, mice mean industry, melons mean fertility and for children, the tiger can be protective as well as fierce.  (Taken from the web) Our Tiger hats are beautifully hand sewn by Xie Dong Fang. They come in a variety of colors and fabrics including blue, black, red, gold, pink, etc. Please indicate if you have a preference.  Be sure to look at all the photos!

Artist: Xie Dong Fang  Born 1942 in Beijing. When she was young, Xie worked in a clothing factory as a seamstress. She is now married and has 3 daughters and lives a “happy life”. She loves sewing Chinese Traditional Art products such as tier hats, shoes, clothes, shoe pads and shoe pillows. She also enjoys playing cards with the older ladies in her community. She has a warm heart and enjoys cooking for her neighbors. 

Lao Yan created these adorable Wire Buddy Adornments. They are so fun and will adorn so many things such as your key chains, review mirror, bag strap...the possibilities are endless! These are sold in sets of two as pictured (a boy and a girl). We have a variety of colors, please indicate if you have a preference...or let us surprise you!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Clearance Sale Now Open - Items Priced Below Wholesale!

We are having a blowout clearance sale, with items priced below wholesale prices!! We've recently received new stock, and so we are celebrating by hosting our best sale of the year!

Check out these awesome clearance prices here--With fall and winter holidays and seasonal cooking just around the corner, these prices won't last long, so you'll want to get these beautiful aprons before they're gone!!

Some of our most beloved aprons and products are currently priced lower than ever, such as:
The Jennie Mae Apron -- Now $13.00
The Audrey Apron -- Now $12.00
The Harper Apron -- Now $10.00
The Evelyn Apron -- Now $9.00
The Ellie Apron -- Now $9.00
The Jennessah Apron -- Now $9.00
The Suzy Apron -- Now $9.00
Tote Bag -- Now $5.00

As always, proceeds from the sale support our wonderful seamstress, Deng, and her family, and a purchase from Scarlet Threads helps support our amazing artisans.

Monday, June 20, 2016

50% Off ALL Aprons--First Day of Summer Sale Starts Today!!

We're kicking summer off right with our huge First Day of Summer Sale with 50% off ALL of our aprons! June 20-27, use code: SUMMER16 to get half-off any of our aprons!! 

Check out our full aprons (like our bestselling Audrey Apron and Evelyn Apron), half aprons like the Hannah Jane, and our adorable aprons for kids!

Sales of these beautiful, one-of-a-kind aprons help support our wonderful seamstress and artisan Deng Jia and her family in China. So we want to make these aprons disappear, and we want to make sure you grab one (or two, or more!) before they're gone!!!

Friday, June 3, 2016

"First Day of Summer" Sale Starts June 20! 50% off ALL Aprons!

Ahhh, summer--it's finally time for cookouts with friends, long days and warm nights, and making yummy, summery treats in the kitchen. And what better way to kick off summer than with a First Day of Summer Sale??

For one week starting June 20th, ALL of our aprons will be 50% off!! That's right! All of them will be half off, including our full aprons (like our bestselling Audrey Apron and Evelyn Apron), half aprons like the Hannah Jane, and our adorable aprons for kids!

We want to make these aprons disappear!! Sales of these beautiful, one-of-a-kind aprons help support our wonderful seamstress and artisan Deng Jia and her family in China. So kick off summer in style, and mark your calendars for our 50% off summer sale June 20-27 (code: SUMMER16) so you can grab them before they're gone!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Guest Blog: Faith Is a Muscle - Part II

We are so excited and honored to welcome the Evans family back to our blog for Part II of their powerful fostering and adoption story, "Faith Is a Muscle" (read Part I if you haven't already!). This Mother's Day, we are not just celebrating moms or moms-to-be (although obviously moms are awesome!) but all families, everywhere, that come in every shape and size. We are so moved by the Evans' story, and want to thank them from the bottom of our hearts for sharing it with us.

The following summer, God began to remind Sara and myself of the adoption calling He had placed in us long ago. As painful as it sounded to re-enter this arena, we knew God had confirmed it again to us through His word. My wife was given “Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you.” (Isaiah 43:5 ESV) This time, we were led to inquire about adopting from China!

"International adoption... that's insane, Lord!?!? Do you have any idea how much that will cost?!?" These were my most holy of prayers at the beginning. I had never traveled outside of the United States, we had no passports, no significant savings or assets to sell. 

But something an old pastor said kept ringing in my ears, "God doesn't call the equipped, but He equips the called." All of that faith-stretching we had been through with our lives and foster care increased our faith just enough to say, "Yes, Lord. Your will, not ours," so we could start this adventure.

My wife inquired with Chinese Children Adoption International (CCAI) about the "Waiting Child Program." These are kids that have special needs. Many need surgeries, therapies, long-term care. They are typically considered outcasts. Most of them have been abandoned and left at the orphanage; but this gives them a chance to be adopted. 

They directed us to fill out a medical checklist of conditions and issues we would be willing to accept in a new child. That may sound like a simple task, but I can assure you that a third of the list was unpronounceable to me, and we spent what seemed like a month googling some of the terms to decide if we could manage to care for a little one with these issues. We finally turned it in along with some basic family information.

In the fall of 2014, we received an email from CCAI with a potential child match. His name was Guo Hao Tian, 18 months old, diagnosed with poor brain development and delayed development and an abnormal CT scan. Then we opened the picture file:

They gave us two or three days to decide whether to move forward. We sent his medical file to our pediatrician and asked him to tell us what he thought we would be facing, medically-speaking. We enlisted a few faithful friends to pray for us and with us. If we said, "Yes," we would have to start an official application and send it in with the first program fee. The fee was more money than we had in checking and savings combined. If this was of the Lord, He would have to provide. 

Ultimately, we decided to proceed. In the following couple of weeks, we prayerfully completed our application. 

Then I received an unexpected email from work. The CFO explained that under the terms of my employment agreement, I was supposed to get a raise after the first 90 days, which had never happened, and I had been completely unaware. They decided to pay me everything in one lump sum on my next paycheck. It was enough to cover the first program fee! Praise God!

We were convinced and determined to continue walking this path...God was going to see this through.

Along the way, so many people (family, friends, and even strangers) came alongside us in this journey. Several of them banded together to pull off the most incredible art auction / coffeehouse-style fundraiser, which drew the attention and support of the vast majority of our church body. 

There have been numerous uncertain moments with paperwork, qualifications, timing of funds coming through, but God has stretched our faith at every turn. He has shown His faithfulness.

We finally made it to China and back last month...with our new son! 

There are many more stories to be shared from our adventures there, but the fact is, God is finishing what He started. We are humbled to be used.

We named our son Isaiah.